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MIDNIGHT SUN

Last rites gallery, JUNE 8th - JULY 28th.

Last Rites Gallery is pleased to present Midnight Sun opening on Friday, June 8th, 2018. This summer-long exhibition showcases a collection of affordable works from emerging and early career artists from around the world.

Featuring works by; Zofia Bogusz, Nannette Cherry, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Dos Diablos, Damien Echols, José Luis López Galván, Masha Gusova, Gabriela Handal, Anthony Hurd, Jeremy Hush, Michelle Avery Konczyk, Darby Lahger, Bam Maslar, Seth Mathurin, Harry Micalakeas, Kevin Moore, Johannah O’Donnell, Nathan Reidt, Nicomi Nix Turner, Hannah Vandermolen, Zane York, & Kierstin Young.

The Midnight Sun is a natural event that occurs in the summer months in places north of the Arctic Circle. The sun lays visible along the horizon line deep into the midnight hours. The phenomena has made a lasting impression through centuries on those who who’ve experienced it. Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun writes in his 1894 novel Pan “Night was coming on again; the sun just dipped into the sea and rose again, red, refreshed, as if it had been down to drink. I could feel more strangely on those nights than anyone would believe …”

For the show, artists were invited to exhibit works priced less than $1,200 symbolic to the division of one day into two twelve hour sets. For many creatives, the productive hours of a day are during the night while most rest. Whether it be with a paintbrush, or an instrument, they work through not realizing when midnight has struck. This becomes a time when inspiration is rich, a time as capturing and strange as one would imagine witnessing a true midnight sun would be.

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